Friday, June 02, 2006

Sex offenders sue over playground buffer zone

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (AP) -- Six sex offenders sued the city Wednesday to block a new ordinance that bars them from venturing within 1,000 feet of parks, pools and playgrounds when children are present.
Since it looks like the restriction includes driving within the buffer zone even if the person doesn't stop and has no exception for necessary actions that require a sex offender to go into a buffer zone, the law being challenged may not be effective as a method to protect children.

If we don't want sex offenders who don't need to be in prison to be productive members of society, we need to make sure that the rules don't make it impossible for them to follow the rules given to them.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 2:44 PM   1 comments links to this post


At June 03, 2006 10:23 PM, Blogger Sly Civilian said...

i've always seen these kinds of laws as a NIMBY device, a way to keep sex offenders out of particular places with out actually dealing with the issues or providing meaningul monitering and counseling to prevent re-offense.


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